Today features another winter accessory project, and with the temperatures in the low 20′s here this week, I’m thinking there can be no such thing as too many mittens.

These were inspired by some vintage English photographs I came across featuring children’s cabled knitwear.  I loved how fun and playful the use of cables and bobbles can be, and need to get it out of my system every once in awhile.

Instructions are included for a bobble-less version as well.  We have a pair sans bobbles worked in Brown Aran Shetland (sized up for man-hands) that look quite wonderful as well, but are still awaiting their photoshoot. The sample shown here was knit with 2 skeins of Shelter in Faded Quilt.

The pattern is available now through BT or Ravelry.

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Stay warm out there!